Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1969-05-03
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all that circulates; Reel> PCM> Dat> Tascam DA20> Audio Magic Presto>Prodif Plus> Soundforge> cdwav> shn; fits on 1 .shn disc with 5/23/69; via Phunk1; reel splice at beginning of Rag; disc may not have accompanying .md5s; md5s shown here were created by A. Fox- note you may have to modify filenames to match
gd69-05-03 is not a sbd. It was made with a stereo sony mic on the front of the stage in front of the keyboards... that is why you don't hear any vocals.
- 2004-04-23 15:36:53
- Sony Stereo mic (stage-lip) > Reel > PCM > DAT > Tascam DA-20 > Audio Magic Presto > Prodif Plus > Soundforge > CD Wave > SHN
- San Francisco, CA
- Audience: Sony Stereo mic
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- Winterland Arena
Subject: psychedelia extraordinaire
the spatial breath of this recording truly captures the majesty of the Dead...one reviewer put it well, that if you have ever wanted to know what it felt like to sit on their stage, look no further. Besides that, their playing is remarkable! for only a few months after Live/Dead, it's nuanced and optimized for a small, intimate setting. Yet explosive in every way ... Bill Graham introduces them as the Seven Samurai, and i have to think he was right in some way. The Grateful Dead were chasing something ethereal, incomplete ... with this recording it's clear how much the same goes for us the viewers. Although, we should be content (satisfied) with finishing here. For a while ... Nick
I have a bit more to say after a few days of listening. turns out, each song of this set is brilliantly played. Both 'He Was a Friend of Mine' and 'Doing that Rag' are great examples of the '69 play-it-out style. That means, take a song that has normal structure and instead of doing the normal four minute treatment, spread it out and Make it dance ... granted they can't go on forever (save that for Cryptical), the songs naturally end.
'Cryptical Envelopment' is truly its own beast. the song begins as they normally do, enraptured by its introduction into drums. The latter being shorter than principle versions (can't think of any). I heard some shouting on the tape that suggests Billy and Mick were feeling themselves, plus the playing is demonstrative enough that they certainly are feeling quite liberated on this day. And, If you have to listen to any of the songs on this tape, power through this suite ... it's mechanical, yet demonstrates their technique perfectly. Bobby and Phil are playing back to back, which leaves Jerry on his own to filter his maddening tone over the bursting rhythm of the devils behind them. The organ is funny, too! It sounds like a voice, like all of their instruments are talking to one another, alive in a civic discourse.
Anyway, I would highly recommend this show to anyone interested. The fact that it's an audience tape from 1969 is unbelievable. It rivals a lot of soundboards I've heard, and to tell you the truth, I rank this one up there with a lot of the shows I've heard because it does something a lot of them don't, which is create a new perspective while listening. Close your eyes and let the sonics take your mind into a free-form shape ... Nick (10/28/2022)
Subject: Where are the DOWNLOADABLE ones???
Subject: wow history!
perhaps a 80aud/20sounboard (with EQ for hiss)MATRIXmight be in order)
glad betty got to dance for once, stil would die 4 compete show feb 15 69 has some fine stuff esp mnt of the moon into darkstar, doing that rag
amazing ftooo cripical. jams etc
thanks for all
Subject: mind blowing
This should be a MATRIX!
Subject: Brilliant '69 recording!
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "live" May 3, 1969 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California U.S.A.
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The vocals are low in the mix.
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD Collection.
Get while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
This is NOT an audience recording, it's a soundboard.
Me and My Uncle with Tom Constaten on organ.
Eat, Drink be Merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
Subject: Not to be missed
Too bad the Dark Star and the rest are not here too.
Subject: Pirates Playing Bach
Ferocious intensity ("The Other One" ) in total relaxation.
Correction (thnx to JackStraw7313 below, and to a copy of the poster that's reprinted on p. 18 of "Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Dead Heads", and to some Googling): the People's Park Bail Fund benefit was on May 28th.
Subject: This is one fab show-I was there
Subject: My God!!!
Subject: Spring of 69
Subject: phil lesh is god
Subject: Listening to every He Was A Friend Of Mine
Subject: You gotta be kiddin' me...
Yea, it would be nice if the rest of the set were here...it would be great to be able to hear that missing Dark Star. Judging what is here, it would have been hot.
Oh well, I'm still happy with whats here. Sound and performance are great. Check it out- you may find this a keeper!
Subject: phil gone gonzo...
not quite as pummeling as the version from 5/2/70, but it's definitely proto that, if you dig... jerry's solo at the end of "doin' that rag" is quite burned as well... get down on it.
Subject: This must be heavan
Subject: if only
Subject: I was there Awsome Show
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